Environmental Law Initiative offers research funding for staff and students

The newly established Environmental Law Initiative (ELI) Trust has launched an exciting new fund that will enable staff and students from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington to undertake research on environmental law topics in priority areas.

The Trust was set up to make a positive difference to the protection of New Zealand ecosystems and biodiversity through the application and improvement of New Zealand environmental law.

To meet this goal, the Trust is particularly interested in funding research that could lead to court proceedings to better protect New Zealand's natural environment. The aim is to fund the substantive legal research rather than its administration or any proceedings themselves.

The ELI Research Fund is administered by the Faculty of Law at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington on behalf of the ELI Trust.  Applications will be accepted from current staff and students of Victoria University of Wellington carrying out research in New Zealand.  Funding up to $30,000 per application may be awarded. Projects to be funded will be selected by an external selection panel whose decision will be final.

Applications are open now until 9 July 2020.

Complete this application form.

Please direct applications and enquiries to allison.kay@vuw.ac.nz.